After some in depth research on the entire scene and project idea, I have completed 2 pieces of content. I have written and recorded two songs, playing all instruments myself, as well as singing for the first time. Both songs also have videos to accompany them, both recorded and mixed by me. It was a complete solo project and I feel confident with the pieces I have that next years final project, which will lead on from this, will be both exciting and rewarding. For more information on these two songs and videos, look at the applied research page.
Here they are:
My initial idea for this project is to create my own short EP. I want to do something I have never done before and something that will challenge me. So, I my plan at the moment is to play all instruments myself. This will include electric guitar, bass, drums and maybe piano – depending on how the songs pan out.
The reason I want to do this is to test my own abilities and see how well I can create songs entirely on my own. My main interest is to actually play music so I felt that this would be a good idea for me to follow. I am used to playing in band situations where I can always rely on others and create songs with others but this would be my chance to do it alone and see what I can come up with.
My hope is that I will be able to create a strong sounding EP that represents me and hopefully it will appeal to others too.
Another possibility is to create visual elements to this and make it more of a round project that could reach more people.